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2001 NPB All-Star Game

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The 2001 NPB All-Star Games featured three contests, and the Pacific League won twice while the Central League won the other one.

Game 1[edit]

Game 1 was held on July 21 at PayPay Dome in front of 31,848 fans. Yusaku Iriki and Satoshi Iriki became the first pair of brothers to pitch back-to-back in one All-Star game, but Yusaku got the loss. Kazuo Matsui was 3-for-4 with a solo homer to win the MVP, and Norihiro Nakamura also collected a solo shot in the first inning. The CL only scored on slugger Hideki Matsui's homer.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Central 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0
Pacific 2 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 x 7 11 0

Players used[edit]

Central League Starting Lineup

  1. Takuro Ishii, SS (Yokohama BayStars)
  2. Toshihisa Nishi, 2B (Yomiuri Giants)
  3. Tomoaki Kanemoto, LF (Hiroshima Carp)
  4. Hideki Matsui, CF (Yomiuri))
  5. Roberto Petagine, 1B (Yakult Swallows)
  6. Akira Eto, 3B (Yomiuri)
  7. Yoshinobu Takahashi, RF (Yomiuri)
  8. Atsuya Furuta, C (Yakult)
  9. Takanori Suzuki, DH (Yokohama)

Backups Used

Manager

Coaches

Pacific League Starting Lineup

  1. Kazuo Matsui, SS (Seibu Lions)
  2. Yoshitomo Tani, CF (Orix BlueWave)
  3. Tuffy Rhodes, LF (Kintetsu Buffaloes)
  4. Norihiro Nakamura, 3B (Kintetsu)
  5. Alex Cabrera, 1B (Seibu)
  6. Nobuhiko Matsunaka, DH (Daiei Hawks)
  7. Tadahito Iguchi, 2B (Daiei)
  8. Koji Akiyama, RF (Daiei)
  9. Kenji Johjima, C (Daiei)

Backups Used

Manager

Coaches

Umpires[edit]

Game 2[edit]

Game 2 took place at Yokohama Stadium July 22 with an attendance of 26,291. Roberto Petagine was 5-for-5 with a walk, 3 RBI and 3 runs scored to win the MVP. Takuro Ishii also collected 4 hits, and Hideki Matsui blasted a 2-run shot. The PL had more homers as Alex Cabrera, Kazuo Matsui, Norihiro Nakamura and So Taguchi each collected one. However, only Taguchi's long ball was not a solo shot, and the CL tied the series with their 23 hits.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pacific 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 1 0 6 9 0
Central 0 0 5 1 0 2 4 0 x 12 23 0

Players used[edit]

Pacific League Starting Lineup

  1. Kosaka, 2B
  2. Taguchi, LF
  3. K.Matsui, SS
  4. Nakamura, 3B
  5. Kokubo, DH
  6. Ogasawara, 1B
  7. Tatsuya Ide, CF (Nippon Ham)
  8. Akiyama, RF
  9. Takeshi Hidaka, C (Orix)

Backups Used

Central League Starting Lineup

  1. Ishii, SS
  2. Ibata, 2B
  3. Petagine, 1B
  4. H.Matsui, CF
  5. Eto, 3B
  6. Suzuki, LF
  7. Inaba, DH
  8. Tanishige, C
  9. Manaka, RF

Backups Used

Umpires[edit]

  • Kawaguchi (Home), Kittaka (1B), Nagami (2B), Manabe (3B), Tanba (LF), Uemoto (RF)

Game 3[edit]

Game 3 took place at Sapporo Dome July 26 with an attendance of 37,322. Nakamura won the MVP as he blasted the game-winning, 2-run homer in the 3rd inning. Alex Cabrera and Kenji Johjima both homered, and Tuffy Rhodes was 2-for-3 with 2 runs scored. The CL had more homers as Yoshinobu Takahashi, Petagine and Hideki Matsui each blasted a solo shot, but the PL still took the series, again proving long balls are not everything.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Central 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 11 2
Pacific 3 0 2 2 0 1 0 3 x 8 11 0

Players used[edit]

Central League Starting Lineup

  1. Y.Takahashi, RF
  2. Ibata, SS
  3. Petagine, DH
  4. H.Matsui, CF
  5. Kiyohara, 1B
  6. Kanemoto, LF
  7. Iwamura, 3B
  8. Nakamura, C
  9. Kimura, 2B

Backups Used

Pacific League Starting Lineup

  1. K.Matsui, SS
  2. Tani, CF
  3. Rhodes, LF
  4. Nakamura, 3B
  5. Cabrera, 1B
  6. Kokubo, DH
  7. Taguchi, RF
  8. Iguchi, 2B
  9. Johjima, C

Backups Used

  • Ide, RF
  • Matsunaka, DH
  • Ogasawara, DH
  • Akiyama, PH
  • Kosaka, 2B
  • Omichi, PH
  • Hidaka, C
  • Fujita, P
  • Hisashi Ogura, P (Orix)
  • Morita, P
  • Hashimoto, P
  • Koo, P
  • Pedraza, P
  • Kiyoshi Toyoda, P (Seibu)

Umpires[edit]

  • Manabe (Home), Nagami (1B), Uemoto (2B), Tanba (3B), Kittaka (LF), Kawaguchi (RF)

Sources[edit]

Nippon Professional Baseball's All-Star Game

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